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The Pathway to Transforming Women's Place in Leadership
30 Mar 2016
Region: Americas

The Pathway to Transforming Women's Place in Leadership

Lee Miller comments on companies having a plan and making diversity part of its corporate values in an article about The Thomson Reuters Women’s Transformative Leadership Forum. Here is an excerpt:

"SUPPORT FROM THE TOP

According to the Ellevate community, senior management engagement (35%) is working best at improving diversity in companies. Sonya Kunkel, Chief Inclusion Officer & Vice President, People Strategies & Insights at BMO Financial Group shared a similar sentiment, 'Engage senior leadership with strategic priorities tied to goals. It is a journey but one where senior leaders should be held accountable.' Lee Miller, Global Chair Emeritus of DLA Piper LLP echoed this as well and stressed that to embrace diversity, companies should set a plan and make it part of the corporate values. 'Diversity & Inclusion has to be part of firm values from day one, it won’t work if you don’t have a system that reinforces the values.'"

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